I really love Catavino – it’s such an informative and innovative source of information on Spanish & Portuguese wines. The food of the region is key, but it’s just as vital to know about the great wines available too. This is the place to find out!
2002 Joan D’Anguera Montsant Finca L’Argata – Spain, Catalunya, Tarragona, Montsant (5/16/2006)
40% Syrah, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Granacha, 10% Mazuela – 14 months French and US oak
Deep reddish purple in color. The nose is alive with evolving aromas, of anise, cassis, loamy earth, cocoa, light green pepper, and minerals. Rich and dense in the mouth with cassis, blackberry, light green pepper and pencil lead. A bit out of balance, maybe it needs some time.
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